Helicopter License for International Students

Your Helicopter career Starts Right Here
At Centennial Flight Training!

In our private facility, we will provide you with hands-on training that will prepare you to work in today’s helicopter industry. Our instructors are knowledgeable, dedicated, and experienced commercial pilots with a passion for instruction who will provide you with the tools you need to succeed. We will provide you with the skills and knowledge to step into the helicopter industry with confidence as a disciplined and safety-conscious helicopter pilot.

Centennial Flight Training ensures all Students are treated fairly and equally and is committed to fair and equal treatment of all of its International Students and does not maintain affiliation with any recruiting agents or special interest groups in other countries that could lead to unfair additional recruitment fees charged to students. Centennial Flight Training looks to minimize the cost of student training in all cases.

All International Students are fully integrated with Centennial Flight Training domestic students.

Admission Requirements

  • High school diploma, or equivalent
  • All students must be able to obtain and hold a Category 1 Aviation Medical as assessed by a Canadian Civil Aviation Medical Examiner (CAME)
  • Pass language assessment (recommend IELTS (Academic) – score of 6.0 or higher with a minimum band score of 5.5. If the language score is lower, additional language courses are recommended prior to commencing the course.
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency required! In accordance with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), all pilots must demonstrate an acceptable level of speaking and listening comprehension in English.*

*Centennial Aviation has a right to postpone training if English language proficiency is considered sub-standard at our discretion.

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Mandatory Medical Insurance

The Canadian government health plan and all medical services are provided to Canadians only. International Students arriving in Canada to study must therefore have a private health insurance plan, which must be in place prior to coming to Canada. We suggest purchasing medical insurance from Cover Me By Manulife —this company can provide private medical insurance to international students who are attending public universities in Alberta, and they are a noted and reputable agency.


International students are required to be enrolled in our health care program.

Anyone with temporary immigration documents who is unsure about their eligibility for coverage should contact Alberta Health directly.

Visa For International Students

If the duration of the course exceeds six months you will require a student visa in order to train with us. You may apply for this by contacting your nearest Canadian High Commission. The immigration process can be difficult for foreign students and may change on a regular basis. Please see the latest requirements for foreign students here.

You must meet the requirements of Canada Immigration Citizenship (IRCC) criteria.

Student Visa Application Procedure

You will require an original “letter of acceptance” from Centennial Flight training authorizing you to train at our institution, a valid passport and proof of funds for training and living expenses.


Centennial Flight Training Inc. is a division of Centennial  Aviation Ltd.

We are an Alberta-based Company and flight school with an experienced team of Aviation Industry Leaders.

Since the company’s inception in 2014, Synergy has become an industry leader in aerial surveillance and pipeline integrity monitoring, with additional services including specialized geomatics, remote pilot operators, chartered flights, tours, rotary wind and fixed-wing flights training facility. With an unparalleled focus on the safety of its team, clients, stakeholders and environment, Synergy continues to utilize the most current and advanced technologies to provide cost-effective solutions in an ever-evolving social and economic landscape.

At Synergy Flight Training and Centennial Flight Centre, we have the distinct advantage of offering career opportunities to many of our graduates. Although we cannot guarantee placement for all students, we are continually looking for keen, motivated, and safety-oriented pilots to join our team. Our goal is to try to fill all possible positions with our students first.

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Edmonton is a cultural, governmental, and educational center. It hosts a year-round slate of festivals, reflected in the nickname “Canada’s Festival City” and is also home to North America’s largest mall, West Edmonton Mall. Edmonton is located close to the mountains and many scenic locations. It features excellent nightlife and many great restaurants as well as 2 professional sports teams. It is close to skiing, golfing, and recreation of all kinds.

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